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  • jaargang 4 - Nummer 4 - april 2012

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    In deze editie van Offshore News het vervolg van de maandelijks terugkerende rubriek (t)ASKforce Werknemers schuiven elkaar de pen toe om daarmee te reageren op een aantal vragen.

    Deze keer: Bernie Harms Supervisor of Control Union Testing and Inspection(Pagina 12), Liana RomeijnAdministrator of Control Union Testing and Inspection (Pagina 23) en Wim Schouwenaar Den Helder Support Service(Pagina 5)

    Strong start to 2012 for HB Rentals with three new contract wins

    Global offshore accommodation specialist to the oil and gas industry HB Rentals has signed three new agreements in the Middle East since the turn of the year. The combined value of the contracts is over $1million. (Pagina 13)

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    New dredging and offshore orders give Niron Staal ying start in 2012Niron Staal has recently secured orders for advanced equipment in its core markets of dredging and offshore valued to approximately 2,0 million. With these orders Niron makes a fl ying start in 2012 says Harco Groen, General Manager of Niron Staal. These orders further reinforce the companies belief that there will be continued demand for its specialty of machining large objects, (Pagina 15)

    The fi rst phase of a multi-million pound redevelopment project of Aberdeen Harbours Torry Quay has been completed. A project milestone, it was marked by the vessel Skandi Foula, which docked at the quay before loading cargo destined for a North Sea installation. The vessel is the fi rst to have used the new facilities, which include 300metres of realigned, deep water berths, a stronger quayside for heavier lifts and a wider channel in the River Dee, designed to facilitate improved vessel navigation. These features are the result of an initial 19million investment by Aberdeen Harbour Board. (Pagina 11)

    Foto: Bernie Harms

    Foto: HB Rentals

    Havens Moerdijk en Rotterdam gaan actief samenwerken (Pagina 13)

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    Fairmount Marines tug Fairmount Expedition has delivered the semisubmersible drilling rig Scarabeo 6 safely in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for her dry-dock period at shipyard Keppel-Verolme. The 27 year old Scarabeo 6, owned by Italian offshore company Saipem, was towed from offshore Abu Qir, Egypt,

    towards Rotterdam over a distance of 3,290 miles. The tow was executed by Fairmount Expedition together with tug Normand Neptun at an average speed of 5.7 knots. A bunker stop was made in Algaciras, Spain.For this job Fairmount Expedition was contracted by EDT Offshore Egypt. Fairmount Marine is a marine contractor

    for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Fairmounts eet of tugs consists of ve modern super tugs of 205 tons bollard pull each, especially designed for long distance towing, and a multipurpose support vessel. Fairmount Marine is part of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group.

    Fairmount Expedition delivered rig Scarabeo 6 in Rotterdam

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    In the future too, TenneT would like to contribute to the successful implementation of the energy turnaround, which, however, requires a fundamental structural change regarding the connection of offshore wind farms.

    The connection of electricity gained by offshore wind farms in the course of the next years can only be successful if the still to be clari ed liability issues are clearly regulated by law, if there is a long-term offshore planning agenda in place, and if the required further investments will rest on multiple shoulders and not be borne by one party only.The Nordergrnde offshore

    wind farm consists of 18 wind energy plants, which are to generate a total of 111 megawatt of electricity. Thanks to the proximity to the mainland, the wind farm will be connected with three-phase alternating current technology. The cable route will run 28 kilometres from the wind farm to the landing point and from there another four kilometres on land to the Inhausen transformer station, which is being expanded for the feed-in of wind-generated electricity. ABB is the contractor.

    TenneT continues its work on successfully implementing the energy turnaround

    The transmission system operator TenneT has now awarded the contract for the connection of the Nordergrnde offshore wind farm with three-phase alternating current technology. The connection constitutes a part of the projects already planned by TenneT prior to 2011, for which the company has already released a total investment volume of approximately 5.5 billion euros since 2010. Thus TenneT is the largest investor in the energy turnaround and provides a signifi cant contribution to the energy turnaround in Germany by feeding wind energy generated in offshore wind farms into the mainland energy grid and also by expanding the grids on the mainland.

    With these orders Niron makes a ying start in 2012 says Harco Groen, General Manager of Niron Staal. These orders further reinforce the companies belief that there will be continued demand for its specialty of machining large objects, its high tensile steel (S690) welding competences and its attractive facility.

    VOSTA LMG, Subsea7, Bibby Offshore (through sister company Shipdock), IHC Handling Systems and an undiclosed party in the offshore industry have awarded the orders to Niron Staal.

    Co-makerVOSTA LMGawarded the largest order which includes construction of cutter heads for DEME in Belgium. These cutters will be installed on DEMEs CSD Ambiorix. The cutter heads shall be delivered in the second and third quarter of this year.

    IHC Handling Systemsordered parts for a pile guiding tool for the offshore wind industry.Subsea7andBibby Offshoreordered machining work and light steel construction work for their ships Seven Eagle and Bibby Sapphire.

    An undisclosed party active in the offshore industry ordered parts which will be used for an offshore construction. The order has been awarded to Niron Staal because of its competences of S690 (high tensile steel) welding. This particular part speci es 150 mm thick K-welds in specially ordered steel plates with CE > 0,72.

    Harco Groen: These orders con rm our expectations. The markets in which we are active, show signs of recovery and it is good to see that our reputation is recognized and that our customers are convinced of the ef ciency and reliability of our services.

    In addition Niron Staal secured a substantial machining order from Nijhuis Pompen (Pentair). The orders give the company a good workload up to the summer of this year.

    New dredging and offshore orders give Niron Staal ying

    start in 2012

    Niron Staal has recently secured orders for advanced equipment in its core markets of dredging and offshore valued to approximately 2,0 million.

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